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Women's Protest In Mexico: Investigating Performative Tactics And Cultural Conceptions Of Gender, Bonnie Evans Jan 2019

Women's Protest In Mexico: Investigating Performative Tactics And Cultural Conceptions Of Gender, Bonnie Evans

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study examined the relationship between Mexican women’s protest with gender and performance. I used mixed qualitative methods of semi-structured interviews with three Mexican women activists and the collection of primary source data from three Facebook group pages for Mexican women’s protest groups. I analyzed the data using two main, deductive codes: Instances of Performance and Gender Issues. The inductive sub-codes that emerged were: Efficacy of performance in protest, Empowerment of marginalized populations, Discriminatory public action, Gender in context of protest, and Gender roles & stereotyping. My most significant findings were that performative tactics are especially effective means of ...


Mathematical Achievement And Parental Perceptions Of Ability — Implications For The Gender Gap In Mathematics Performance, Chenoah Sinclair Jan 2019

Mathematical Achievement And Parental Perceptions Of Ability — Implications For The Gender Gap In Mathematics Performance, Chenoah Sinclair

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study employs both a linear probability model and a logit model to assess the relationship between a child’s past achievement record in mathematics and parental perceptions of mathematical ability. Differences in the effect of past achievement on perceptions of ability as a consequence of a child’s gender are also explored. Data for this study comes from the United States Department of Education Early Childhood Longitudinal Study and constitutes a large, recent, and nationally representative sample of U.S. children. Results indicate that past achievement has a positive and significant, though relatively modest, effect on parental perceptions of ...


Understanding Biracial Women's Identity Formation, Tinesha Zandamela May 2018

Understanding Biracial Women's Identity Formation, Tinesha Zandamela

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This qualitative study study seeks to identify themes and patterns concerning biracial women’s experiences in the U.S. It is intended to help expand what researchers currently know about what it means to be biracial in the U.S. If society at large has not dictated a script for multiracial persons because they are not even fully recognized as a racial group throughout the US, what can the experiences of these biracial women tell us about the current sociological theories of identity construction? Utilizing six interviews with half-black women and three sociological theories, this paper seeks to answer that ...


Gender And Religion In A Shifting Social Landscape: Anglo-Saxon Mortuary Practices, Ad 600-700, Caroline Palmer Apr 2018

Gender And Religion In A Shifting Social Landscape: Anglo-Saxon Mortuary Practices, Ad 600-700, Caroline Palmer

Undergraduate Honors Theses

My thesis examines seventh-century East Anglian mortuary practices and cross-correlates grave goods and human remains to determine whether there was an expression of the sexual division of labor during this period of social and religious change. I argue that gender roles changed as a result of adopting kingdoms and Christianity. Prior to this time period, Anglo-Saxons were primarily pagan and were buried with extensive burial goods. In addition to changes in religious and burial practices, during the Final Phase (600-700 AD) there appears to have been a division of labor that was not as dichotomous in the Migration Phase (450-600 ...


Communists And Soldiers: Comparing Gendered Rhetoric In Different Crises, Helen Stritzel Jan 2018

Communists And Soldiers: Comparing Gendered Rhetoric In Different Crises, Helen Stritzel

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The post-World War II era ushered in the beginning of Cold War politics. In this shifting political landscape, the United States government had to face accusations that some State Department employees were disloyal, as well as confront a shortage of troops to fight in potential conflicts arising from the Cold War. In this paper, I classify the former as a bureaucratic conflict and the latter as a military crisis. There has been considerable research conducted on how gender is used as a tool by politicians, but in this paper, I examine the differences in how gender operates in a bureaucratic ...


Community, Social Networks, And Support: The Case Of Mexican Migrant Women In Boulder County, Lorena Aguilera Santana Jan 2018

Community, Social Networks, And Support: The Case Of Mexican Migrant Women In Boulder County, Lorena Aguilera Santana

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this paper, I explore how women perceive social support and find resources via networks. I focus on the experiences of Mexican migrant women and the ways they develop a sense of community and a system of support after migrating to the United States. To understand what may be unique to the experiences of Mexican migrant women, I included a comparison group of U.S.-born white women. My findings highlight three main aspects of social networks: the importance of family ties, the different ways community is described depending on their identities and backgrounds, and how gender influences and shapes ...


Understanding Gender Differences In Adult Adhd, Julia Squeri Jan 2018

Understanding Gender Differences In Adult Adhd, Julia Squeri

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The legitimacy and acceptance of adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a valid diagnosis is a relatively new development in the field of ADHD research. Research surrounding the prevalence, diagnosis, manifestation, and associated impairments of adult ADHD has not been conducted to the extent of the research existing on childhood ADHD, and few studies have examined the nature of gender differences in adult ADHD. The current study obtained parent and self-report ratings of ADHD symptoms for an unselected sample of college students to test competing hypotheses regarding gender differences in the prevalence of adult ADHD and associated access to ...


Practicing Gender In Online Spaces, Teresa Tadvick Jan 2018

Practicing Gender In Online Spaces, Teresa Tadvick

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study expands the materialist perspective to queer gender creation in online spaces.This study focuses on how people construct and deconstruct queer genders in online spaces. It explores the ways in which people reform identities in different spaces, and how that space is instrumental in the reforming or creating process. This study was a comparative qualitative content analysis that inspected Reddit, and Tumblr. This study came to the conclusion that identity and discourse formation within these online spaces is dependent on anonymity, and the format of the website. This study argues that spaces control the way in which people ...


Effects Of Confronting Implicit Gender Stereotypes, Sierra Barnes Jan 2017

Effects Of Confronting Implicit Gender Stereotypes, Sierra Barnes

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Gender bias across science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines is a pervasive issue that affects women throughout their educational and professional careers. Interpersonal confrontation of stereotypes has shown promise as an effective bias reduction strategy. The present study aimed to examine the effects of confrontation of implicit gender stereotypes on the development of cues for control, future expressions of implicit and explicit biased responding, and confrontation effects on hypothetical behavior. This study found that participants who were confronted by a partner (via an online structured discussion) experienced more self-directed negative affect, and reduced stereotypic responding on later tasks. Confrontation had ...


If There Are Men, Hands Up, And If There Are Women, Face Down: Women’S Experience Of Human Rights Abuses In The Salvadoran Civil War, 1980-1983, Natalie Lynn Walter Jan 2016

If There Are Men, Hands Up, And If There Are Women, Face Down: Women’S Experience Of Human Rights Abuses In The Salvadoran Civil War, 1980-1983, Natalie Lynn Walter

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper is a study of gender and human rights abuses. Using the Salvadoran Civil War as a case study, it explores the following question: how were human rights abuses in this conflict gendered? This study aims to determine whether men and women were affected differently by this war, and if so, in what ways. It furthermore inquires into the specific experiences of women in this conflict. I draw primary source information from the unique archives collection of La Oficina de Tutela Legal del Arzobispado, the Office of Legal Protection of the Archbishop, from which I randomly selected 50 women ...


Nude Subjectivity: Making Meaning Of Participation In A Nude Feminist Photographic Practice, Katelyn Nagel Jan 2016

Nude Subjectivity: Making Meaning Of Participation In A Nude Feminist Photographic Practice, Katelyn Nagel

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Qualitative, ethnographic research using explicitly feminist methodologies on the female subjects of my own nude photographic practice, specifically focusing on how subjects make meaning of their own participation (including empowerment, expression of sexuality, feminist ideologies, etc.), and visual analysis of my own images for gendered narratives.


A Look At Coaches Qualms And Goals: A Comparison Of Gendered Coaching Methods In Brazil And Boulder, Summer Sinsigalli Jan 2016

A Look At Coaches Qualms And Goals: A Comparison Of Gendered Coaching Methods In Brazil And Boulder, Summer Sinsigalli

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the importance of coaching methods for girls playing soccer. It differentiates between the methods coaches implement while training boys and training girls. The research indicates that soccer constitutes a space in which girls can gain self-esteem from an external source, namely their soccer coaches. These coaches provide this source of self-esteem in a way that both encourage girls to act within the realm of femininity while also exhibiting traits predominantly masculine traits, such as strength and competitiveness. By comparing soccer programs in Brazil and Boulder County, this thesis also begins work to show that, sometimes socio-economic disparities ...


Drug Policy Along The U.S.-Mexico Border: How Gendered Experiences Rule Current Policy Ineffective, Michelle Sosa-Acosta Jan 2016

Drug Policy Along The U.S.-Mexico Border: How Gendered Experiences Rule Current Policy Ineffective, Michelle Sosa-Acosta

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper focuses on reevaluating current U.S. drug policy through the use of intersectional, feminist research.


Gender-Based Retention In Principles Of Microeconomics At The University Of Colorado Boulder, Amy Burnett Jan 2015

Gender-Based Retention In Principles Of Microeconomics At The University Of Colorado Boulder, Amy Burnett

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study employs a linear probability model to explore differences between male and female students taking Principles of Microeconomics courses during their first year of study at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Data is analyzed with stratification according to major choice (whether or not the student has declared economics as a major) at three time periods (upon admission, fall semester, and spring semester) to determine if there is a meaningful difference between male and female students. This study demonstrates that the holes in the “leaky pipeline" are actually relatively small when it comes to women's experiences in Principles ...


Regime Type And Female Health In The World: A Study Of The Effects Of Democracy On Women's Access To Health Care, Maxwell Nathanson Jan 2015

Regime Type And Female Health In The World: A Study Of The Effects Of Democracy On Women's Access To Health Care, Maxwell Nathanson

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper studies the relationship between maternal access to health care and democracy. Access to female health services is a critical metric in measuring the overall quality of health care globally, and is an indicator of a state’s cultural, social, and political development. Likewise, the degree of political freedom in a country is correlated with the amount of funding social welfare programs receive (Brown and Hunter, 1999; Navarro et al., 2006).

In this paper, I examine how states ranging from democratic to authoritarian provide health care for their female populations. Using data provided by the World Bank and Freedom ...


African Immigrant Women Within The United States Educational System: A Sociocultural/ Experiential Analysis, Bintou Diallo Jan 2015

African Immigrant Women Within The United States Educational System: A Sociocultural/ Experiential Analysis, Bintou Diallo

Undergraduate Honors Theses

With debates on immigration occurring around the world, debates in the United States regarding race and racism surrounding police brutality, and discussions on the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, it has become even more pertinent to understand each others backgrounds, surroundings and identities. This paper uses the sociocultural identities of African immigrant women in the United States (US) to try to understand immigration, race, racism, gender, sexism, nationality, and ethnicity in relation to transnational leadership and feminism; all of which can be examined through the identities and experiences of African women in the US.This experiential ...


Marriage: Suffering And Bliss, Shannon O'Connor Jan 2013

Marriage: Suffering And Bliss, Shannon O'Connor

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In The Canterbury Tales, the perfect marriage is one where tension leads to yielding, resulting in bliss. According to the Wife of Bath, she has enough authority on the topic of marriage, through her extensive life experience, to lecture on "the wo that is in marriage." While on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, she draws attention to a gender-power struggle in marriage, and through her prologue and tale, explores a theme of what women most desire. Mouthing conventional misogynistic notions of the time, Alisoun seeks the kind of authority that within her culture is traditionally offered to men. She exemplifies a ...


Masculinity, Madness, And Woolf's Redefinition Of Beauty In "Mrs. Dalloway", Danielle Willis-Thompson Jan 2013

Masculinity, Madness, And Woolf's Redefinition Of Beauty In "Mrs. Dalloway", Danielle Willis-Thompson

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In Mrs. Dalloway, Woolf contests numerous conventions of her time, including conceptions of beauty, and its relation to gender, normalcy, and behavior. The notion of beauty as a discreet aesthetic category is not new. In fact, representations of beauty in Mrs. Dalloway directly oppose those of Edmund Burke, who categorized aesthetics of beauty in the eighteenth century. He argued that beauty is the opposite of the sublime, and classified it as having attributes of the feminine form. Burkean notions of gendered aesthetics were mirrored in Victorian gender expectations, so that men, as the opposite of their weak female counterparts, developed ...


Cultural Collisions And Maternal Health: Latina Women's Experiences With The Medical Institution And The Effects On The Chicana Consciousness, Ani Serralta Seuylemezian Jan 2013

Cultural Collisions And Maternal Health: Latina Women's Experiences With The Medical Institution And The Effects On The Chicana Consciousness, Ani Serralta Seuylemezian

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Reproductive practices and policies that target women in the United States have a complex and often contradictory history. Social, medical, and technological practices and inventions have proven both beneficial and detrimental to women's choices and sense f agency within the health care system. Some of the most controversial reproductive policies that were debated nationally in the 20th century (and continue to be debated today) include the medicalization of childbirth and prenatal care, the development and widespread use of hormonal contraception, the legalization and access to safe abortion, and regulations surrounding both forced and elected sterilizations.

This project aims to ...


Dance, Masculinity And Identity Development: Lessons From A Closed Institution In Buenos Aires, Kelsey Lettko Jan 2013

Dance, Masculinity And Identity Development: Lessons From A Closed Institution In Buenos Aires, Kelsey Lettko

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In the fall of 2011, I participated in a School for International Training (SIT) program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As part of their Social Movements and Human Rights courses, I spent the semester studying the historical social movements as well as human rights that continue to plague the country today. Each student had to complete and independent study project, in which we conducted our own research and wrote a concluding paper. Another student shared my passion for dance, so we decided to try and combine the art with human rights to create a blend of our interests. We had the ...